Category Archives: Events

Earth Day Planning Meeting


This just in from the fly Kate Gibbel ’15:

EON wants to plan some fun events for Earth Day, April 22 and we want your input and help! We’re thinking somewhat along the lines of a concert, Veg Out dinner, or anything that would necessitate the use of WesCycle’s stationary, energy-producing bikes. If you love the planet, being outdoors, and having fun you should stop by the UOC on Friday at 1PM so that we can get this show on the road. For more details, email weseon(eon)gmail(eon)com.

Date: Tomorrow, Friday
Time: 1:oo PM
Place: UOC (190 High Street)

Alpha Delt Tag Sale to Benefit Relay for Life


Though not technically part of ADP’s Alice in Wonderland Week, the coinciding nature of the week’s theme and the impending tag sale could lead one to wonder if the wares being offered might lead you down your very own rabbit hole. From Kim Ladd ’13:

Shopping fanatic? Buy stuff from our attic! Alpha Delt is hosting a tag sale this week to raise money for Relay for Life. Books, lamps, clothing, printers, fridges, and more could be yours! Prices range from $1-$10. If you’re by the S&C this week, consider wandering to the Green Room to see what we found in our attic.

Dates and Times: Thursday (today) 5-7 p.m. and Friday (tomorrow) 3-5 p.m.
Place: Alpha Delt Green Room
Cost: $1-$10

Leaves of Green / O Presidente / Blackbird & the Cherry Tree @ Earth House

From Our Dear Leader Zach Schonfeld ’13:

Describing themselves as “a band with a penchant for falsetto,” Leaves of Green is a quartet of NYU students (two of whom hail from the bustling metropolis that is Chappaqua, NY). “Caving In” is a pretty solid indicator of their sonic depth, which ranges from ethereal post-rock to driving indie-rock to a thick, dramatic climax. And yes, there’s a falsetto. According to NYU Local (motto: “The Wesleying of NYU”) (not really), they’re great live, too.

O Presidente is a noo-wop / bro-fi / tropicália band based out of San Francisco and Wesleyan University. Last month, they released their debut full length album, Clube de Futebol, which tastemakers have called “an entertaining, rocking, and even sometimes crooning record” and “very, very good.” Check out their jock jamz at this link. According to esteemed musicologist Alexia Nazarian ’13, “O Presidente makes me want to get in a kiddie pool and splash around.” [Gabe recently wrote a review of O Presidente’s music, check it out at this link.]

Blackbird and the Cherry Tree is a collaboration between Jess Best ’14 and Mel Hsu ’13. With a cello holding down the bass and the keys building a bluesy core, the duo’s razor-sharp harmonies pull you into a place as sweet as it is wild. Sam Friedman ’13 and Mark Bennett ’13 often join them on stage to fill out the sound with dirty harmonica and hard-hitting drums. Although this band is all about groove, don’t expect to get too comfortable because the storm is never far off.

Film Series: Off-White Lies

2011. Israel. Dir: Maya Kenig. With Elya Inbar. 86 min.

In this sentimental comedy, a shy California teen visits her father in Israel, only to discover that he’s a vagabond inventor/con man. He convinces her to join him in posing as war refugees so they can sponge off of a wealthy family – but how long can they sustain the ruse? Speaker: Marc Longenecker, Film Studies.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

WeSlam Presents the Haiku Bake Sale

Cupcake Poetry

The poetic masterminds of WeSlam have a delicious offer you can’t pass up:

Do you like cupcakes? Do personalized poems make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Since the correct answer is yes, come to Usdan between 11:30 and 2:30 on Friday for the Haiku Bake Sale! For $2, you can buy a delectable treat and have one of our poets write you a special haiku on-the-spot (you give us a word; we turn it into art).

Homemade treats are great,

As is poetry, so why

Not have two at once?

Date: February 15
Time: 11:30 – 2:30
Place: Table 3 at Usdan
Hi: Coo.

Bridging the Gulf: Communicating Science —and Uncertainty—After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Reddy at the Oil Spill

Claire Miller ’15 writes in:

Cathy Shufro, a visiting professor from Yale, presents Christopher M. Reddy, PhD, who will be at Downey House to discuss issues surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Reddy works for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and his talk at Wesleyan will offer insights into the scientific communities response to  crises.

Christopher Reddy has a strong interest in how scientists explain their work to the public-especially in the midst of a crisis. During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, he served as academic liaison for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Unified Command, collaborating with the EPA, the fish and Wildlife Service, BP and the defense department in informing the public about the spill.

First Sustainability Office Hours of the Semester


Whether or not you have that special someone to share  this Valentine’s Day with, the planet Earth is always receptive to those who wish to  help sustain it—so come and share your environmental ideas with Jen Kleindienst, Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator:

If you haven’t yet had the chance to meet Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator or didn’t even know we had one, stop by Usdan and say hi! If you have environmental ideas for what Wes should do this semester, come and share!

Date: Thursday, February 14th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan, first floor